TeachThought Reflective Teacher Blogging ChallengeDay 19: Name three powerful [ways] students can reflect on their learning, then discuss closely which one you use most often.
In my Investigative Art Room of Sherlock Holmes, I have a border listing formative assessments inside magnifying glasses. At any point during the lesson, I may point at one of these magnifying glasses and ask students to do what is listed inside. This works really for me because it is a constant reminder to monitor their learning. It also works really well for my students because they never know what I am going to ask them to do...and they LOVE surprises. Sometimes ;-p
The motto of our class this year is "Magnify Your Learning". These visuals cues are a creative reminder that we aren't just brushing the surface on things we learn. We are going deeper this year into true understanding and connections between the Art Room and their other academic subjects.
Below I have listed my top 3 student reflection strategies:
Identify Critical Information
Don't mind the water leak from all the rain this year.
Some sample exit sleeps filled out by students after we had our first lesson about Contemporary Artist Diana AlHadid.
My all time favorite! Students love this one too. Students are strategically paired together and take turns being the interviewer and interviewee. Connections are sealed with this strategy as students are put on the spot to come up with questions and prove their responses. The class enjoys watching students "perform" and many happy laughs are heard
as students do their best to take on their roles.